CDC study shows one in five teen girls participate in binge drinking about three times a month. The CDC connects availability and affordability of alcohol with the rise of binge drinking.
The often-slow arc of good news may not make headlines. But 2012 brought its quiet share: from extreme poverty dropping by half since 1990 to a robot with the bulky profile of an NFL player that may have a role in bringing jobs back to the US.
After the Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn. and now the shooting ambush of firefighters in Webster, N.Y., public dialogue has focused on the world's evil. But the real 'monster' is the abuse and neglect that kills kids every day – stopped by strong communities, not guns.
A new study suggests American parenting is full of culturally inflated views of our own families. Most parents in the US think their own kids and family are doing just fine, thanks. It’s the other families out there that are the problem.
Falling furniture – particularly the tipping television – is a growing American public health concern, especially for children. A record number of American kids were killed by TVs (12) in 2011, and 13,800 were injured by TVs, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.